Skip to comments.Post WWII Insurgency (Vanity)
Posted on 08/10/2005 7:53:27 AM PDT by God luvs America
Does anyone have links to stories/articles about Japan "insurgents" shooting or killing American GI's after VJ-Day in 1945?? They were posted a while back yet I cannot find them...thanks and sorry for the intrusion.
This is about post Germany but perhaps there is something on Japan as well.
I wrote to the Library of Congress some time ago about how Hitler supporters continued killing our soldiers at the end of WWII. They didn't have the number of soldiers killed by the insurgency, but on the History Channel both my husband and I thought it numbered in the thousands.
Their favorite method was to string barbed wire across the road which beheaded soldiers as they drove by. Then our soldiers put wooden crosses on the front of jeeps and other methods were employed.
Weren't they called Wolverines?
The Discover Channel had a great hour special about 10 months ago on the Post WWII German Insurgency. What I took from it was the following:
1) Reporting on insurgent activity was prohibited, and
2) Both insurgents and those cooperating with insurgents were quickly subject to field court-martial and executed if found guilty.
Thanks to all....I'm also looking for sniper attacks, etc in Japan.
I thought the Wolverines were the guerrillas in "Red Dawn." :^)
Seriesly, I'm pretty sure they were called Werewolves. I could be wrong, but I'm sure.
Thanks, I needed a new tagline
I'm flattered. May the wily moose never bite your sister's cheese.
Thousands? Perhaps a couple of dozen at most, and most of these were by criminal gangs. The pro-Iraq war crowd was touting the werewolf insurgency a few years ago but dropped it after it was proved that there was "no there, there." There was no post-war "insurgency" in Germany.
No it was werewolves and they had virtually no impact after World War II.
You're still around despite being given links way back when that proved you so wrong? LOL
I've seen sites quote from an Army document called "Statistical and Accounting Branch of the Office of the Adjutant General's Final Report from 1947" which said that in the six months following the German surrender, June through December 1945, total U.S. Army deaths due to combat were 42 - 32 KIA, 8 died of wounds, 2 missing and presumed dead. I've never seen any documents that support the claims that hundreds or thousands were killed. Given the size of the occupation forces I'm sure that there were probably several hundred non-combat related casualties through training accidents, traffic accidents and the like and that could be where the figure comes from. Supposedly the casualties in Japan were even less.
Considering that their activities were after the war your statement is correct.
there are stil japanese hold outs that the find from time to time in south east asia. most recent was a few months ago.
werewolves was the name of the insurgency in germany
yeah? we bombed the nuremberg trials?
I gotta apologize. I'm getting very old and forgetful. Could you kindly give me the link again that proves that more than 100 Americans died during the post-war period at the hands of the German "insurgency?"
Thanks for your patience and sorry to put you to all the trouble yet again. I really look forward to reading the document!!!
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